[Distutils] Bundling pkg_resources

Tarek Ziadé ziade.tarek at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 20:10:34 CET 2009

2009/11/30 P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com>:
> At 07:16 PM 11/30/2009 +0200, cool-RR wrote:
>> Well, that sort of sucks. And this is my motivation for bundling the
>> `pkg_resources` from Distribute. The last thing I want is having my software
>> fail for my users because of setuptools while I have Distribute installed
>> locally and can't see the bug on my computer.
> That's *really* unlikely.  Setuptools' runtime functionality (i.e.,
> pkg_resources) has an extremely low bug count.  There have actually been
> more new pkg_resources bugs in Distribute's version of it (due to their
> changes) than there are outstanding reported bugs in the original
> pkg_resources.

As I said earlier, we've had our share of bugs because we needed to
make Distribute
work in some particular environments, but that was bootstraping issues
we've fixed. And
if we have more we will fix them and release another version of Distribute.

Those bugs have existed because you didn't open setuptools to more
maintainers, and
we had to find some strategy to bypass you. They are working good now,
and now we are just fixing
original bugs.

Some of those bugs was also due to the fact that you introduced

So I am afraid your statement is incorrect.

We have fixed for instance a bug in pkg_resources that was making it
fail in GAE. And there are more bugs that will
be fixed before you release the 12th pre-release of your 0.6 version.

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